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Published on April 24th, 2018 | by Sneakerwire Harris


C Struggs Why Not Hustle 2

“I’m not a slave to my persona, I’m a n#$%a out here, who doing what I can to survive, out here. I’m not just no f&#$ing trap rapper, I kick that sh#t, I’m a true emcee…My organic fans they listen to me cuz I kick that raw sh#t.”—Interview, Sept. 2016

C Struggs newest mixtape, Why Not Hustle 2 via Greenlight Music Group and CloneFreeMusic. Struggs a Dallas bred rapper from the neighborhood of Oak Cliff. As an artist he has spoken about coming from a life of struggle and misfortune. The self-proclaimed fattest Crip rapping, has been on the microphone for almost a decade. This may be his best mix-tape yet. The Texas heavyweight chooses not to glorify the hustle or street life, but use a more direct approach of hard-hitting lyrical content. He patterned himself alongside Dallas rappers Fat Pimp and Tum Tum, it’s evident in his sound. Texas hasn’t seen a sizeable rapper since Houston’s, late legend Big Moe. Struggs gunplay is as weighted as his reputation. A rise from the struggles of Southwest Dallas, C. Struggs is a voice of reason for those trapped in the street way of life.

The mix-tape is a 20-track LP. The intro Why Not Hustle 2 is life stories about his path to hustling and what it takes to maintain in the trenches. “Do It” featuring Rick Ross, was a crushing track featured on the previous mix-tape about coming from the bottom, to the top of the game. MMG CEO Rick Ross delivered one of his smoothest verses as The Boss on continued to raise the bar. Straight out the bando, Struggs and producer MonsterBeats, create a gritty energy. The transitions from track to track are credited to Michael 5000 Watts aside the DJ Tony Davis.  The tape surges from start to finish, while expressing, deep revelations about being merely a man, while having faith in God.

Texas hasn’t seen an album this heavy since Z-Ro’s stretch in the early 2000’s. The popularity of this mixtape in the streets, is similar to the classic Z-Ro Vs. The World. Of Course you can’t compare the two both are respectably Gangstafied. While Dallas has been known to have their own fast-paced, amped up bounce track, similar to Big Tuck’s, “Tussle” off of “The Purple
Hulk” album. C. Struggs rhymes are true to life. Pushing for respect in the industry, it’s inevitable he gets his recognition. The Underground beef has always caused tension throughout the Dallas rap scene. C. Struggs is tried in true about holding his turf down in Oak Cliff, that’s in respect to the OG Hoovers in the area.

C. Struggs reflects the true blue in his art form and lifestyle daily. While the hype of his weight may deter a lot of listeners. Real recognize real, he has the rhymes of a Texas veteran. Texas
Rap Aint Dead. His storytelling ability is top notch. He presents his city with hope and compromise, as he faces his own battles with Cancer.  His bars are agile, jumping from punchline to Trill talk. He officially puts Dallas back on the map. Which hasn’t
happened since mid 2000’s lastly, Dorrough’s, “Ice Cream Paint Job,” debuted at the Dub Car show.

The comparisons are obvious Southern Biggie; certified Bone Crusher; the Overweight Lover still most notably the Forceful Giant with the bars to match.

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A native of Baltimore, Maryland, J. Sneakerwire Harris is an established Writer and Sneakerhead. As a veteran to the artistry, she respects the daily grind, and attempts to lace readers with a mutual love for Hip Hop. Published in The Online Siccness Blog, Thisis50.com, among other magazines. Sneakerwire brings her raw, uncut writing style to The Hype Magazine audience.

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